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Tobacciana? What is that? Linked in with neat York County history stuff – June 8, 2011

York Town Square has been on a cigarmaking run recently, as seen by links below. So we’ll follow this with a bit more tobacciana. Tobacciana? Here’s a release from Morphy’s Auctions touting an upcoming sale: ‘A superb collection of early tobacciana will be smoking its way across the auction block on June 18 as Morphy Auctions presents a 900-lot Antique Advertising sale featuring the specialty collection of the Gotham Cigar Museum of Tampa, Florida.’ The auction will put up rare tobacco advertising, early Coca-Cola calendars and trays, and a collection 19th- and early 20th-century occupational shaving mugs. For additional information, email serena@morphyauctions.com. View the illustrated catalog and all other auction information online www.morphyauctions.com. As for tobacciana, well, feel free to Google it, but it seems to explain itself. Those are vintage items relating to tobacco and smoking. Sound right? Also of interest: Cigarmaking Red Lion on top of York County and Kaltreider Library draws name from noted Red Lion cigarmaker and York County cigars: ‘They contained a vast amount of nicotine’ and Part I: Red Lion, Pa., cigar factory goes on the block, Booger Hollow Stogies and all and Part II: Red Lion, Pa., cigar factory goes on the block.

Neat stuff from all over… .
York’s Continental Square is getting a makeover.
From the York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News: Wallace, Roberts & Todd, of Philadelphia, has been chosen to create a master design report to “Reclaim Continental Square,” according to a press release from the York County Community Foundation.
The group was chosen by the Beautiful York Endowment Committee out of 11 proposals. Work will begin this summer and is expected to be completed by the end of the year… .

The work will turn Continental Square into a “vibrant, user-friendly town center,” the release states.
WRT has done previous work on the Susquehanna Commerce Center and the Cherry Lane pedestrian mall.
Another query: Requests to locate family information just keep flowing in.
This one comes from Alan Golding, apparently from the U.K.:

“Whilst tracing my family history recently, I came across a letter dated November 1980 from a lady named Kathryn L Gent of Hanover PA to a member of the Ariss family in Isabella CA. It would appear that Kathryn is a distant cousin of mine and is the great great grand-daughter of Joseph and Ruth Purdy Langley of Derbyshire, England.
“I would like to hear from Kathryn and any other members of the Gent family who may be still living in the Hanover area and they can email me at lngolding@yahoo.co.uk. We may be able to share our family trees or exchange information on our ancestors.”

Event of the day: Dr. June Evans will speak today on Anthracite Iron Furnaces on the Lower Susquehanna as part of the Susquehanna Heritage Lecture Series.
The presentation is set from 6:30 p.m. at the Zimmerman Center for Heritage, In Lower Windsor Township. Registration is required: 717-252-0229.
Recommended blog post: Buffy’s World provides Don’t miss this links to neat posts from around the world, well, at least around York County:
Forum of the day: Exchangers are discussing Gatchellville’s (Prospect) Cemetery in Southeastern York County.
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– Of course, you can always search for York Town Square posts on Google. For example, when you search for yorktownsquare and cigarmaking, you get this.